Magic Behind the Music: Disneyland Paris – Sequoia Lodge Hotel
Birds chirping, water rolling through a rocky stream, gentle waves breaking on a lake shore, and some tasteful piano music all come together for one of the softest, most peaceful tracks in the D-COT Jukebox. The sounds and music, played at the Sequoia Lodge at Disneyland Paris, have been a hit with some D-COT members since they were added to the Jukebox on March 15, 2017. The play count for the track has exceeded 1,700 in the relatively short time members have been able to listen to it. Of the D-COT members, 23 have made this track a favorite, and among the supporters, it has been added to 24 custom playlists.
Only a relative few D-COT members have been able to experience Disneyland Paris, and probably fewer still the Sequoia Lodge. The hotel opened with Disneyland Paris on September 8, 1992 and is one of eight Disney-owned hotels connected to Disneyland Paris. It was designed by a French architect who chose, interestingly enough, to theme it to the early 20th Century lodges found in the American National Parks, specifically those in the northwestern United States. In fact, the thousands of trees which surround the lodge were actually imported from the U.S. and Canadian west coast and hundreds of those trees are actual Sequoias! The lodge contains 1,011 guest rooms, 2 restaurants, a bar, and one magnificent indoor pool.
Those who enjoy the sounds of nature can take a listen to this track at work and imagine being anywhere but in a stuffy office. In fact, that is precisely why many D-COT listeners enjoy it so much! At this time, the track holds an average rating of 4.9/5 with 31 votes. That isn’t enough votes to land it on the Top 25 Rated playlist and the play count isn’t high enough to put it on the Top 25 Played Overall playlist either… yet. When it comes to the Jukebox, this track is just a youngster, but it seems like an up-and-coming one that, given some time, may yet find more prominence on D-COT. Until that time, as Jacques in Disney’s In Search of the Castaways said, “Enjoy it!”